Tableau Animations: Scrolling Bar Chart

Tableau Animations: Scrolling Bar Chart Animation is now available with the release of Tableau 2020.1. With the release brings new possibilities for what can be done with animations. This brings the opportunity to add a missing preattentative attribute to the … Read More

Parameters in Tableau vs. Looker

Parameters in Tableau vs. Looker Parameters allow users to interact with the back-end logic in a dashboard. I’m grateful any time a data visualization tool has some kind of parameter functionality, as many currently lack it. For example, while trying … Read More

Top Five: Ways to Mislead with Data Visualizations

Five Ways to Mislead with Data Visualizations Presenting data as some sort of visual — a bar or line chart, scatter plot, a map, etc. — is a powerful storytelling technique. Instead of sifting through hundreds or thousands of individual … Read More

Color Palette Creator

Map Navigation with Parameter Actions

Map Navigation Using Parameter Actions In this post we will discuss how to use Parameter Actions to navigate around a theoretical supply chain on Tableau map. Requirements: We want to be able to click on either a supplier or a … Read More

Six Things That Are Killing Your Dashboard Performance

Six Things That Are Killing Your Dashboard Performance There are a few quick changes you can make that will improve your dashboard’s performance from slow to pro. These changes can take your dashboard from a minute to load to less … Read More

Introducing Tableau 360

Introducing Tableau 360 In 2020, we’ve made more video content a high priority. We’re doing that with serialized content. One of those series will be Tableau 360: where Dr. Alicia Bembenek and myself show you how to use tableau in … Read More

Building a Custom Color Palette In Tableau

Building a color palette for Tableau So you want to build a color palette for Tableau? This post isn’t going to show you how to add a custom color palette. You can read about that here. This post also isn’t … Read More

Permissions When Moving Tableau Server Content

Permissions When Moving Tableau Server Content Moving content in Tableau Server is inevitable, even with how much we plan ahead for content organization. Let’s talk about how moving content can affect its permissions. We’ll start with what can and cannot … Read More

Vertical Slider Parameters in Tableau

Improving Parameter Design: Part 5 of 5 Vertical Sliding Parameters in Tableau Welcome to the 5th of 5 posts (though I may have an encore) on improving parameter design in Tableau. So far we have discussed: how parameter formatting hasn’t … Read More